Poet Amanda Gorman and German cellist Jan Vogler combine poetry and Bach's cello suites at New York's Carnegie Hall to share the "lows and highs" of human experience.
The pop music icon is taking a stand against the libraries and classrooms around the U.S. that have removed books due to claims of inappropriate content related to sexuality, gender identity and race.
One week after a parent complained, Gorman's The Hill We Climb was moved. The NAACP chapter in Miami says it wants "to ensure that it takes more than one form to remove our history and heritage."
To mark the holiday, Gorman reads "Fury and Faith," a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how "we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time."
White European translators have hesitated to work on Gorman's poetry because of criticism that their race makes them inappropriate for the job. In Hungary, a marginalized community steps up.
NPR's Eyder Peralta plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and WUNC listener Aaron Jones of Cary, North Carolina.
Amanda Gorman, who became a sensation after her poem at Joe Biden's inauguration, says a security guard told her she looked "suspicious."
Fresh from her burst into the literary stratosphere after her appearance at President Biden's inauguration, poet Amanda Gorman will recite a new poem during the Super Bowl LV pre-show next Sunday.